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Santa is a sucker for cookies


November 22, 2017

HO! HO! HO! Santa is on his way! He’s finding out which child has been naughty or nice this year and deserves to be granted their Christmas wish. He is scheduled for Lyle’s Activity Center on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. Plans have changed a bit—it is the Mid Columbia Public Safety Activity League (McPal) that will escort him and his volunteers. To add to the excitement, the volunteers from The Twin Bridges Museum and the OLESS organization will be on hand to get those cookies and cocoa out to everyone, which even Santa is looking forward to—because we all know how he loves his Christmas cookies! Bring your own camera, just in case the complementary photos flub up somehow.

This might have been previously publicized but I believe it very deserving. Superintendent Andrew Kelly has some bragging rights for Lyle Elementary school students and staff. The school’s goal was to establish the district as a national model for rural excellence by supporting all children and ensuring equality in outcome for each student. The school is being honored as a 2017 School of Distinction for sustained improvement over a five‐year period in English language arts (ELA) and math. Part of the unified pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade campus of Lyle Schools, Dallesport Elementary (now unified with the Lyle Secondary School) is the only school in Klickitat County to receive the honor this year. “This award is proof that Lyle School District knows what to do and is doing it on behalf of our kids,” Kelly stated.

Many were in hopes of holding the winning ticket of the beautiful quilt crafted and donated by Karen Beck at the Lyle Christmas Bazaar, but the congratulations go to Siera Rappe. All proceeds of the bazaar go to the rejuvenation of the Lyle Activity Center.

For all you birders out there: the 2017 Lyle Christmas Bird Count will be held Sunday, Dec. 17 (the traditional first Sunday of the period, which always begins Dec. 14). Please let Bob Hansen know if you will be able to participate:

Those in need of a Lion’s Club Christmas Food Box, the sign-ups began Monday, Nov. 6, and continue throughout the month of November. The last day for sign up will be Saturday, Dec. 2. Contact Joan Titus at (509) 365-2872. And when leaving a message, please speak slowly and clearly. Leave your name, current phone number, address, and number of adults and children in your household.

By the way, thinking back on the year—haven’t you had a lot of reasons to be thankful for? Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.


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